Super Bowl XLVII is in the books, but that doesn’t mean cities — including New Orleans– are already looking into the future at potentially hosting the big game. The NFL is going to decide where to host the next Super Bowl without a home, Super Bowl XLII which will take place in February 2018. According to numerous reports, Minneapolis, San Francisco and New Orleans are all ready to throw their names into the hat when it comes to bidding for the right to host the big game.
San Francisco and Minneapolis are interesting choices, as they’ll likely have the edge over other cities bidding. By the times 2018 rolls around, both the Vikings and 49ers will have brand new stadiums and the NFL likes nothing more than to christen a new stadium by letting it host a Super Bowl.
Thanks to New York hosting the first cold weather Super Bowl, Denver is expected to make a push towards bringing the big game to Sports Authority Field at Mile High. However, if the Super Bowl in New York next year doesn’t go over well, Denver’s chances are going to drastically decline when juxtaposed against other warmer cities.
Minneapolis would benefit from a cold weather Super Bowl being a success, but many believe the Vikings will find a way to get a retractable roof on their new stadium by 2018.
Dallas, New Orleans, Houston and Miami are the other cities rumored to be interested in bidding for Super Bowl XLII. Houston is currently in the process of installing new record length video screens in Reliant Stadium in an effort to win the bid for the big game, while Miami is planning to renovate their stadium which could lure the NFL and the Super Bowl back to Miami.
It’s still too early to tell who will get the Super Bowl, and more cities might throw their names into the ring as well before everything is said and done.